It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers
University–Newark, a highly recognized educational leader in this increasingly
important area of study.
Founded in 2006, Rutgers SPAA is an outgrowth of several
decades of accomplishments by the Graduate Department of Public Administration
at Rutgers University–Newark. At its core, SPAA seeks to provide service to
governments and citizens by developing approaches to public affairs that are
performance-driven: effective, efficient, equitable, and accountable. Our programs are continually revised to reflect the
changing nature of the field.
We are extraordinarily proud of the success of our
alumni. Our master's graduates consistently achieve positions of high
responsibility at the federal, state, and local levels and in nonprofit
organizations. Our doctoral graduates are teaching and gaining tenure at dozens
of universities throughout the United States and internationally.
We have spearheaded many successful initiatives to
develop strong knowledge and practice here in Newark, in the State of New
Jersey, throughout the country, and around the globe. Our faculty, alumni, and
students are leaders in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and other professional organizations.
We welcome your inquiries, your applications, and your
collaborations in helping us develop an even stronger school.
Dr. Marc Holzer
Founding Dean and Board of Governors Distinguished Professor
School of Public Affairs and Administration